News & Updates 2015

Spinone Judging Seminar - November 2015

The Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain are holding a Breed Specific Judging Seminar on Sunday 8th November 2015 at the Belbroughton Recreation Centre, just off the M5 Jct4/M42 Jct1, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, DY9 9TJ.
The seminar is open to all and will start with a breed talk in the morning (I have been invited to present this for the second year) followed by a breed assessment run in accordance with the Kennel Club Code of Best Practice. The morning session is open to anyone interested in learning more about the breed. The afternoon assessment will be limited to 10 candidates.
Registration will be from 10.00am for a 10.30am start. The cost for the full day is £20 for ISCGB members and £25 for non-members. This will include refreshments and a buffet lunch.
Please contact Linda Mayne, Breed Club Secretary, via linda.mayne@lineone.net to register your interest.

September 2015 - Best of Breed at Birmingham

Delighted to see our boy Harry (Bannonbrig George Gently) take Best of Breed Best of Breed at City of Birmingham Championship Show under Breed Specialist Judge Claire Sharp

Fast forward to 13 mins 14 secs to watch Harry strut his stuff with his handler and co-owner Kim Kaye

August 2015 - New Grand Champion in the USA

Congratulations to Marge and Rick Conta on their boy Brinser gaining his Grand Championship - the first owner handled Spinone with a natural tail to achieve such an award

August 2015

Today our hearts are broken. Just short of her 13th birthday the time came to say goodbye to our darling girl Teasa - age had finally gotten the better of her. Her legacy lives on in all of her beautiful children, grandchildren and great grand-children. For us she was just the most loving, loveable character with the most wonderful disposition. Even in the last few months when agility was failing her she insisted on rising up to walk to greet me before I could get to her to stop her doing so whenever I walked through the door at Mum and Dad's; her tail wagging and her cheeky face smiling. In the show world she was a record holder maintaining the Top Brood Bitch title in the breed for five consecutive years and making the all breeds top ten. She was simply a joy. Teasa was so called because we had originally wanted Dress to Tease as her kennel name but the KC didn't approve it and so the change was made. She was from the last litter that our dear friend Linda Collins bred before she was sadly taken from us and as Linda had a couple of litters quite close together she was stuck on name themes for the two full litters. She let me suggest the names for this litter. This morning Mum was concerned that neither of our regular vets was on duty this weekend but as it turned out the new vet was appropriately italian, a lovely chap who knew of the breed from the Emilia-Romagna region that we visit often and commented on what a good age she was for a Spinone. We all feel devastated. I can barely type for tears but wanted to do her justice and let everyone who has known her and her offspring know of our loss. Run free precious girl x

July 2015 - Leeds Championship Show

Harry continues his winning run with another strong class win at Leeds Championship Show under Breed Specialist Mr Mick Brind

Bannonbrig George Gently - 'Harry'

June 2015 - ISCGB Breed Club Gundog Working Test

Harry and Kim on their way to success at one of their first Working Tests

Harry & Kim (photo thanks to Stephen Pudney)
Harry & Kim collect their certificate (photo thanks to Stephen Pudney)
Bannonbrig Orlando Bloom - 'Oby' owned by Lorraine Welton
Bannonbrig Mr Brightside - 'Sid' owned by Andrea Falberg & Drew Buckley (photo by Drew Buckley Photography)